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CLIP 11633

Albrecht Durer and self portraiture

Albrecht Durer and self portraiture
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Key Info
  • Albrecht Durer and self portraiture
  • Duration: 02:07
  • Art critic Laura Cumming visits Munich to see Albrecht Durer’s 15th Century self-portrait. She discusses the unnerving stare of the portrait and illusion it gives of holding the true identity of the artist. This clip is part of a longer programme called ‘Ego: The Strange and Wonderful World of Self-Portraits, in which Cumming explores key self-portraits from five centuries of art, including works by Durer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Warhol. This clip from ‘Ego' was first broadcast on BBC Four bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00bxgjt on 4 November 2010. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Art and Design

       Topic:

    Painting

  • Keywords: self-portrait, painting, Albrecht Durer, 15th Century, identity, Laura Cumming, art, artist
Ideas for use in class
  • Contextual source material for projects on portraiture, self-portraiture, identity. Support material for students studying Albrecht Durer.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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